Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1001 946 1198
Rank change year-on-year -55 +252 +41
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 158 240 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.094% 0.13% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.51% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 129 195 63
England median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,750 £40,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +5.00%

OSCP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40296 46875 56319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.03% 26.16% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31197 37885 45230
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

OSCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing OSCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for OSCP in England

OSCP
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSCP in England.

Salary trend for OSCP in England

OSCP
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSCP in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for OSCP in England

OSCP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSCP within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +18 90 £60,000 -14.29% 3
South East -26 34 £46,250 -7.50% 3
Midlands +14 16 £57,500 +9.52% 1
North of England -9 15 £57,500 +15.00% 2
West Midlands +18 12 £63,750 +21.43% 1
Yorkshire +25 9 £47,500 -20.83%
North West -27 6 £70,000 +40.00% 2
East Midlands +33 4 £57,500 -11.54%
South West -15 3 £65,000 +23.81%
OSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing OSCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for OSCP.

1 106 (67.09%) CREST Certified
2 103 (65.19%) Penetration Testing
3 84 (53.16%) Information Security
4 63 (39.87%) Cybersecurity
5 60 (37.97%) CISSP
6 50 (31.65%) CEH
7 48 (30.38%) Linux
8 46 (29.11%) GIAC
9 45 (28.48%) Firewall
10 44 (27.85%) Python
11 43 (27.22%) Security Testing
12 41 (25.95%) OWASP
13 40 (25.32%) Network Security
14 38 (24.05%) Degree
14 38 (24.05%) Unix
15 37 (23.42%) Windows
15 37 (23.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 36 (22.78%) Vulnerability Management
17 35 (22.15%) Finance
17 35 (22.15%) SANS
18 33 (20.89%) Nessus
19 31 (19.62%) Ruby
20 30 (18.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 30 (18.99%) Burp Suite
21 28 (17.72%) Metasploit
22 26 (16.46%) Perl
22 26 (16.46%) Cisco Certification
22 26 (16.46%) Social Engineering
23 25 (15.82%) OSCE
24 24 (15.19%) Fortinet

OSCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.43%) Apache
1 7 (4.43%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.53%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.90%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.06%) SaaS
2 5 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (28.48%) Firewall
2 40 (25.32%) Network Security
3 13 (8.23%) Wireless
4 9 (5.70%) HTTP
5 7 (4.43%) LAN
5 7 (4.43%) WAN
6 6 (3.80%) Internet
6 6 (3.80%) Wireshark
7 5 (3.16%) DNS
7 5 (3.16%) VoIP
7 5 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (2.53%) 802.11
8 4 (2.53%) SNMP
8 4 (2.53%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.53%) tcpdump
8 4 (2.53%) VPN
9 3 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.90%) Wireless Security
10 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.43%) Big Data
1 7 (4.43%) Hadoop
2 6 (3.80%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (18.99%) Burp Suite
2 28 (17.72%) Metasploit
3 7 (4.43%) AppScan
4 5 (3.16%) Paros
5 2 (1.27%) Xcode
6 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.63%) SoapUI
General
1 35 (22.15%) Finance
2 11 (6.96%) Law
3 7 (4.43%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.16%) Banking
5 4 (2.53%) Local Government
6 3 (1.90%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.90%) Automotive
6 3 (1.90%) Games
6 3 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.90%) Marketing
6 3 (1.90%) Publishing
6 3 (1.90%) Retail
7 2 (1.27%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.63%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 65 (41.14%) Penetration Tester
1 65 (41.14%) Tester
2 27 (17.09%) Consultant
3 25 (15.82%) Security Consultant
4 15 (9.49%) Analyst
5 11 (6.96%) Security Analyst
6 10 (6.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 10 (6.33%) Team Leader
7 9 (5.70%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 9 (5.70%) Senior Tester
8 8 (5.06%) Security Penetration Tester
8 8 (5.06%) Security Tester
9 6 (3.80%) Ethical Hacker
10 5 (3.16%) Information Analyst
10 5 (3.16%) Information Security Analyst
10 5 (3.16%) Lead Tester
11 4 (2.53%) IT Security Manager
11 4 (2.53%) Lead Security Consultant
11 4 (2.53%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.53%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.96%) .NET
2 9 (5.70%) Web Services
3 7 (4.43%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (4.43%) PCRE
3 7 (4.43%) Regular Expression
4 4 (2.53%) 802.1X
4 4 (2.53%) HTML
5 2 (1.27%) Middleware
6 1 (0.63%) Ajax
6 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.63%) JSON
6 1 (0.63%) REST
6 1 (0.63%) RESTful
6 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.92%) Cyberthreat
1 22 (13.92%) Mobile App
2 15 (9.49%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.33%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.43%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (3.80%) CESG
6 5 (3.16%) Cyber Defence
6 5 (3.16%) Driving Licence
6 5 (3.16%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (2.53%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.90%) iPad
8 3 (1.90%) Life Science
9 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.63%) Blog
10 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (30.38%) Linux
2 38 (24.05%) Unix
3 37 (23.42%) Windows
4 13 (8.23%) Kali Linux
5 11 (6.96%) Android
5 11 (6.96%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.63%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (65.19%) Penetration Testing
2 84 (53.16%) Information Security
3 63 (39.87%) Cybersecurity
4 43 (27.22%) Security Testing
5 41 (25.95%) OWASP
6 37 (23.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 36 (22.78%) Vulnerability Management
8 26 (16.46%) Social Engineering
9 23 (14.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (13.92%) SIEM
11 19 (12.03%) Ethical Hacking
11 19 (12.03%) Security Architecture
11 19 (12.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 17 (10.76%) Incident Management
13 15 (9.49%) Reverse Engineering
14 14 (8.86%) Digital Forensics
14 14 (8.86%) Open Source
15 13 (8.23%) Risk Management
16 12 (7.59%) Security Operations
16 12 (7.59%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 44 (27.85%) Python
2 31 (19.62%) Ruby
3 26 (16.46%) Perl
4 20 (12.66%) SQL
5 19 (12.03%) Bash Shell
5 19 (12.03%) Java
6 16 (10.13%) C
7 15 (9.49%) C++
8 12 (7.59%) C#
9 7 (4.43%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.53%) Lua
10 4 (2.53%) PHP
10 4 (2.53%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.90%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 106 (67.09%) CREST Certified
2 60 (37.97%) CISSP
3 50 (31.65%) CEH
4 46 (29.11%) GIAC
5 38 (24.05%) Degree
6 35 (22.15%) SANS
7 26 (16.46%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (15.82%) OSCE
9 20 (12.66%) GCIH
10 19 (12.03%) CHECK Team Leader
11 18 (11.39%) Security Cleared
12 16 (10.13%) CISA
13 15 (9.49%) CHECK Team Member
14 14 (8.86%) CCNP
14 14 (8.86%) GPEN
15 13 (8.23%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (7.59%) SC Cleared
17 11 (6.96%) CISM
18 10 (6.33%) GWAPT
18 10 (6.33%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (18.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (8.86%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.06%) GDPR
4 7 (4.43%) GPG13
5 6 (3.80%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (3.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (1.90%) ISO 9001
7 3 (1.90%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.63%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.63%) IASME
9 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (6.33%) Snort
2 7 (4.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 33 (20.89%) Nessus
2 18 (11.39%) Nmap
3 10 (6.33%) Suricata
4 8 (5.06%) Core Impact
5 7 (4.43%) WebInspect
6 6 (3.80%) HP Fortify
7 5 (3.16%) QRadar
8 3 (1.90%) WMI
9 2 (1.27%) Fluentd
9 2 (1.27%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 24 (15.19%) Fortinet
2 17 (10.76%) CheckPoint
2 17 (10.76%) Cisco
3 14 (8.86%) F5
3 14 (8.86%) Juniper
4 10 (6.33%) FireEye
4 10 (6.33%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.33%) Palo Alto
4 10 (6.33%) Sophos
4 10 (6.33%) Sourcefire
4 10 (6.33%) TippingPoint
5 6 (3.80%) AlienVault
5 6 (3.80%) LogRhythm
5 6 (3.80%) Splunk
6 5 (3.16%) ArcSight
7 4 (2.53%) Intel
8 3 (1.90%) IBM
8 3 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.27%) HP
9 2 (1.27%) Qualys